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The backroll is the perfect first trick to learn with kiteboarding and it creates endless possibilities. In this tutorial, Steven Akkersdijk teach you 3 different ways to initiate a backroll, but don’t just stick to this, get creative and find different ways to take off — maybe toeside, blind or in a carve.

01:00 Intro
01:43 Classic backroll
02:18 Edging vs carving
03:15 Head movement
04:04 Common mistakes
05:41 Send backroll
08:25 Side by side comparison
09:00 Inverted backroll